Outdoor playgrounds are all fun and games until basketballs deflate, milk cartons spill, or Red Rover sends fleas right over. Embrace indoor explorations with today’s Groupon to Amaya Papaya in Casselberry. Children must be 6 years of age or younger to play at Amaya Papaya and be supervised by an adult at all times. Amaya Papaya offers discounted rates for infants 0–7 months (free with paid admission) and children 8–12 months ($4.99). Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get one open-play admission, valid Monday–Friday (up to a $9.99 value).
- For $45, you get an unlimited summer membership valid May 22–August 31 (a $95 value).
Amaya Papaya's colorful, spacious play area lets toddlers test their emergent limbs and wits in a safe and imaginative indoor playground. Each hands-on station features an array of crafts, slides, playhouses, and controlled whimsy, such as the Imagination Stage's colorful collection of kooky costumes and puppets or the Sensory Sandbox's special indoor sand that rubs right off clothes, allowing for unfettered tumbling, measuring, and responsible Tonka trucking. Neighborhood Square's tiny simulacrum of a grocery store, kitchen, and house lets kids practice their socializing and haggling, and Movement Zone gives them space to bounce on trampolines and tumble down soft tunnels and slides. Every toy is designed with children 6 and younger in mind, and the friendly staff makes sure the facility stays clean throughout the day.
Summer memberships allow unlimited visits to Amaya Papaya, as well as priority registration for classes and exclusive members-only events throughout the summer. Membership holders also receive a 10 percent discount on snacks and beverages, a 25 percent discount on Amaya Papaya logo merchandise, and 15 percent more political sway during pretend town-hall meetings. Parents are free to join in the jolly-making, or supervise it all with eagle eyes from a cozy roost in the lounge, where they can talk shop with fellow former babies, browse the Baby Mozart discography using Amaya Papaya's free WiFi, or bounce in the stress-ball pit.
Maybe it's the themed activity areas. Maybe it's the vibrant color splashed across each of the walls. Whatever the reason, kid stepping into Amaya Papaya's play lounge know that they're not walking into your average play date. Instead, they pass their time in a hybrid lounge that combines the best elements of indoor playgrounds, event and party spaces, and local shops for kids up to five years. Seven themed areas fend off boredom, with a creativity corner allowing kids to color on the chalk and paint walls and a construction corner letting them design cost-effective skyscrapers out of wooden blocks.
While kids play during drop-in playtime Monday-Friday, parents pass their minutes browsing the toys, games, and educational resources that populate the center's shop. After ringing up purchases, they can also kick back in comfy seats, keeping an eye on their child's play session while taking a break for themselves.
Amaya Papaya's staff also leads classes before open play and after closing time for both parents and adults, such as art and language classes and CPR training. To keep things fresh, they constantly rotate toys and pull out their etch-a-sketches to plan special events such as meetings with children's authors. Amaya Papaya is also available for private birthday parties on the weekends.